Big Bear, Mammoth and Other Mountain Towns Tell Visitors: Keep Out
Tourism-dependent small towns in California are doing the unthinkable: asking visitors to stay away.
Eddie Kirsh, the director of marketing and communications for Visit Big Bear, said a group of local health, government and business officials made the decision Thursday morning after speaking with officials in Mammoth, who made their announcement Wednesday.
Kirsh said the group's biggest concern was over-burdening its small, local hospital.
"Any way we can help prevent a health crisis is more beneficial for our residents and potential visitors than trying to get as much business as we can in the short term," he said.
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